511 Kincaid Street

December 4th, 2004

I haven't been playing the Sims lately, thus the dearth of updates. Instead, I've been playing World of Warcraft like a madwoman. But, I did manage to design my first house for Sims 2 (disregarding my Legacy house, which doesn't really count as it's just an amalgam of additions right now). I was so pleased with the way it turned out that I decided to offer it for download at the Sims 2 Exchange.

The front of the house.

The layout of this house is based on an actual house that I lived in when I was a little girl in Kansas. This house looks a bit fancier than that house of my youth however. For expediency's sake, I excluded the garage, laundry room, attic and various storage/closet spaces.

This is a 2 to 3 BR, 2 BA house and is the perfect size for a family of four. I haven't played the house yet, but I already know which Sims are going to move into it…but I won't tell you…it'll be a surprise. ;)

The backyard includes a cute playhouse.

A view of the backyard. I was focusing on the playhouse in this picture, so you can't see the patio or landscaping of the backyard. I should have taken another picture to include them, but I forgot. hehe Take my word for it, the backyard is fully landscaped and the patio includes a barbecue, a chess table and a picnic table.

Overview of house.

This is just an overview of the house so you can see the layout of the rooms. Oh, and you can kind of see the patio off to the leftside of the picture.

Entrance/Living Room

I decided to fully decorate the house, which makes it rather expensive. If you want your Sims to move into it right away you'll have to use the money cheat (i.e. "motherlode"). Anyway, this is the entrance/living room where Sims can entertain guests or have piano recitals.

Main Bathroom

This bathroom is situated directly off of the living room. In real life, this bathroom was a closet/storage space, but I've found out that there needs to be at least one bathroom for every two Sims, so I decided to convert this area into a bathroom.

Dining Area

And here we have the dining area. It is right next to the kitchen, separated only by counters. The extra chairs can be pulled to the table if the Sims decide to have guests over.

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23 Responses to “511 Kincaid Street”

  1. Jessy says:

    :!:The playhouse is soooo pretty!:!:

  2. Leslie says:

    :shock: WHOA! I LOVE THAT HOUSE! It's so pretty. I am going to download it right now! :lol:

  3. darkmagic3111 says:

    I luv the house!:mrgreen:. im gunna downlode it right now:!: and i am sad you havent updated anything :cry: i have taken to know all the families and grown to know and love them. so can you try? pleeeaaase.

  4. Lani says:

    That is a gorgeous house. I am thinking I am going to download it. Thanks! Oh, and have a fab weekend. :wink:

  5. Jen says:

    I love it! The playhouse is adorable. I miss your stories, too, but it sounds like you're having fun playing World of Warcraft, so I'll just have to be patient. ;-)

  6. chattykathy says:

    your house is very popular, Kara! i am going to download it as well, because out all the houses i've downloaded, not one of them came with a playhouse in the backyard. i love it! and it really suits a little girl very well. i'm going to have to create a special family that gets to live in it. i can't wait to see who will live in it. i have a guess, but i'll wait until you post your next story. don't rush with the updates. i'm pretty lull on my end, too… :)

  7. Janice says:

    aw cute house! I never manage to lanscape my houses I just suck at lanscaping :p I want that house too! it's a good sized family home. and it comes with a play house! I never thought of adding that, it's a really cool idea

  8. Kara says:

    I'm so glad everyone is enjoying the house! Thank you! :mrgreen: I'm working on another house too. The walls have been raised but I still have the landscaping and decorating to do, which seems to take forever. Hopefully, I'll have it done by the end of the week.

    Kathy, I'll give you a hint as to who will be moving into it: The Sims who will be living there aren't old enough to move into it yet.

  9. Janice says:

    Awesome house. The playhouse is definitely a very interesting addition. Did the playhouse come as is, or did you have to design that at well? Is there a way to take screenshots inside of it? I'm intrigued to take a peek inside.

    By the way, I just had to chuckle when I read this line, "It also has a dishwasher which the original kitchen was lacking (seriously, it had no dishwasher, can you believe it?)" Growing up in an Asian family, our dishwasher was just a nice big dishrack. The only time we ever really used it if there was a huge dinner party. And even then, we had to "pre-wash" the dishes before loading them into the dishwasher. :mrgreen:

  10. simister says:

    :smile: nice house. I'm always having problems making my houses enjoyable to look at.I'm seriously thinking of getting house building books!! Love the playhouse. Great idea.

  11. chattykathy says:

    Janice – I'm asian, too (actually, I'm Filipino) and growing up, our dishwasher was just a big ol' dishrack, too. To this day, I still handwash everything. I've used the dishwasher a few times, but it's original the house and a few years back, it spent its last life. I just haven't had the time (or the money) to buy a new one.

  12. heidi says:

    Awesome house! I'm going to download it too :) I'll even be sure to rate it for you.

    I spent some of the weekend working on a house but I'm not done furnishing it so it's not ready for download. I have an extra building behind the house that I haven't decided what to do with yet. I've thought a bar area for the back (there's a small pool and hot tub nearby), a guest house, or a gallery or hobby area. Next to this area I also decided to put a very nice garden complete with green house.

    It's fun to think of all of the extra stuff you can put on your lot that's not a part of the house itself.

  13. Lauren says:

    Adorable house. My daughter would love this style home. I'm going to download it for her. I wish you had somewhere to post a little about WOW. Many of my AC2 friends have left for play WOW. I'm on hiatus from AC2 playing TS2 but thinking about trying WOW.

  14. Madison says:

    Your stories are so amazing. Love the house, never thought to make a play house. Great Idea! Much Lurve Madison XOXO

  15. Kim Struble--The Sis says:

    Oh, sis! This is amazing…though much roomier and more "now" decor than our other one. I love the tile by the front door and kitchen…its close to the original (I remember, cuz I always had to wash it). The Blue Den/Playroom is perfect! I love how all the funiture and placement of fixtures is set up like the original! I always wanted a playhouse too, and I love that it matches the house. Too fun–Love you!

  16. coolguy says:

    :wink:so you think you can hide things from me huh?:wink:well i think not!for i know all!!

    ok not really:wink:

  17. Becca says:

    I'm sorry about your comp dying, that sucks!!! I just wanted to let you know that this house is beautiful and I love your stories, they're very amusing!

  18. Mezza says:

    This is such a nice house! :smile: I'm really bad at building houses, lol, and it was a really good idea to put in a playhouse! Why didn't I think of that…

  19. C.D.A says:

    Wow, beautiful house. The playhouse was a cute idea, and I love the entrance room. I haven't gotten Sims 2 yet (expecting it for Christmas) but I'm probably going to download the house when I get it.

  20. Root Beer Addict says:

    Where's all the root beer?!!? :mad: Oh yeah, by the way, cool house. I really like the playhouse. You could use it to store root beer…:smile:

  21. Lynda says:

    I'm sorry about your computer problems – that sucks!

    I just downloaded this house and I LOVE it so far. :) The landscaping is beautiful and I hope the gardener can keep up with it. :)

    I had to make a few changes – the counters in the living room with the bar stools had to go because Sims seem to only want to pick up plates to clean them from BEHIND the counter which was blocked by a wall. I moved the stereo and table/lamp over to that wall and put a bar on the other side. I also had to delete the dining room table for some reason – the sims didn't want to put any servings down on the two far right seats. I have no idea why.

    I so wish I could build houses this beautiful and functional. Great job!

  22. Tina says:

    OOOOHHHH MY GOSH. THE HOUSE IS B-E-A-UTIFUL. AND TO THINK YOU LIVED IN THIS HOUSE (SORT OF) WHEN YOU WERE A KID. WWWWAAAAYYYY LUCKY!:mrgreen: :mad: I AM WAY JELOUS!!!

  23. Confessions of a Simmer presents “Worlds Apart” » Another Person’s Story says:

    […] Something cool: SofiellCrow is going to use my house (511 Kincaid) in an upcoming story of hers.  I'm going to make a point of reading it so I can catch a glimpse of the house. […]